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Australian National University

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world rank  108

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Established in 1946, the Australian National University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Canberra (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Australian Capital Territory. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, Australian National University (ANU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. Australian National University (ANU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 77-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ANU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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moderately selective
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University Identity

Acronym ANU
Founded 1946
Motto Naturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum
First to learn the nature of things

University Location

Address Ellery Crescent, Acton
0200 Australian Capital Territory
Tel +61 (0)2 6125 5111
Fax +61 (0)2 6125 5931

Australian National University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View

Study Areas and Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities?

Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the Australian National University's academic range and degree level offering.

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Programs and courses


What are University programs and courses?

University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of Australian National University 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
  • Bachelor of Archeological Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Classical Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computational Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Design Arts
  • Bachelor of Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Security Analysis
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Translation
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Public Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Demography
  • Graduate Diploma in Development Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Dispute Management
  • Graduate Diploma in East Asian Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Economic History
  • Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Forestry
  • Graduate Diploma in Geographical Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Management
  • Graduate Diploma in International Affairs
  • Graduate Diploma in International Law
  • Graduate Diploma in International Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in International Trade and Economic Relations
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Music
  • Graduate Diploma in Pacific Island Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Economic Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
  • Graduate Diploma in Resource and Environment Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Resources, Environment and Society
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Affairs
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Heritage Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Theory and Practice Science Centres
  • Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Art
  • Graduate Diploma of Environment
  • Graduate Diploma of Intellectual Property
  • Graduate Diploma of International and Development Economics
  • Graduate Diploma of Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Graduate Diploma on Liberal Arts
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Actuarial Statistics
  • Master of Actuarial Studies
  • Master of Anthropology
  • Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development
  • Master of Applied Economics
  • Master of Applied Epidemiology
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Archaeological Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Asia and the Pacific
  • Master of Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Chemistry
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computing
  • Master of Culture, Health and Medicine
  • Master of Design Arts
  • Master of Diplomacy
  • Master of East Asian Studies
  • Master of Economic Policy
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Law
  • Master of Environmental Management and Development
  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Forestry
  • Master of Geographical Sciences
  • Master of Government and Commercial Law
  • Master of Health Economics
  • Master of Information and Communication Technology
  • Master of Information Systems Studies
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Infrastructure Management
  • Master of Intellectual Property
  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master of International and Development Economics
  • Master of International Law
  • Master of International Management (Mandarin)
  • Master of Islam in the Modern World
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Legal Studies
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Linguistics
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Mathematical Sciences
  • Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Master of Molecular Genetic Analysis
  • Master of Music
  • Master of New Media Arts
  • Master of Nuclear Science
  • Master of Photonics
  • Master of Population Studies
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Regolith Geoscience
  • Master of Regulatory Economics
  • Master of Resource and Environmental Studies
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Social Research
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Strategic Affairs
  • Master of Sustainable Heritage Development and Management
  • Master of Visual Arts
  • Master of Visual Culture Research
  • Master of Visual Effects
  • Masters of Climate Change
  • Masters of Diplomatic Studies
  • Masters of International Trade and Economic Relations
  • Masters of Liberal Arts
  • Masters of Natural Hazards
  • Masters of Neuroscience
  • Doctor of Juridical Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Economic Policy Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (ACERH)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts and Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Asian Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computational Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cross Cultural Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Diplomacy)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics and Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Development and Academic Metchods)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Information Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology and Population Health)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Sciences and Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Laboratory)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Maths Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mental Health Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (National Graduate Management School)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (NCDS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Resource and Environmental Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (RSCH of Humanities)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts, Music, Electronic Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosphy (Demography)
  • Doctor of Policy Administration
  • Doctor of Population Health
  • Doctor of Psychology
  • PhD of Engineering
  • PhD of Science
  • Yearly Tuition


    Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study...

    However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the Australian National University's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.

    Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

    This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the Australian National University.

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    Admissions Info


    Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer...

    Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.

    Admission Info and stats

    uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the Australian National University's admission policy and statistics.

    Admission Info

    uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the Australian National University.

    Admission Gender

    This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

    Admission Selection

    Has the Australian National University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

    Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

    Australian National University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

    International Admissions

    International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

    Admission Office Admission Office

    Pauline Griffin Building #11
    Canberra 0200
    (0)2 6125 5594
    1800 620 032

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    Size and Profile


    University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why...

    • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
    • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
    • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
    • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
    • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
    • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

    Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.

    Size and Profile

    uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Australian National University.

    Student Enrollment

    Australian National University has a student enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 making it a large-sized institution.

    Academic Staff

    This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

    Control Type Control Type

    Australian National University is a public higher education institution.

    Entity Type

    Australian National University is a non-profit higher education institution.

    Academic Calendar

    This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

    Campus Setting Campus Setting

    This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

    Religious Affiliation

    The Australian National University does not have any religious affiliation.

    Facilities and Services


    What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the Australian National University offer?

    University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.

    Facilities and Services

    uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Australian National University.


    This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the Australian National University's Library


    This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.

    Sport Facilities

    This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

    Financial Aids

    This higher education institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.

    Study Abroad

    This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

    Distance Learning

    Not reported

    Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

    Not reported

    Career Services Career Services

    Not reported

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    Recognition and Accreditation


    There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system...

    • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
    • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
    • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

    uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.

    Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

    The Australian National University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

    Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


    Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

    uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Australian National University 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

    • CPA Australia
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
    • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
    • Engineers Australia

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    Memberships and Affiliations


    University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons...

    • Collaboration and networking: they can provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with other universities, academic institutions and industry partners. This can lead to joint research projects, sharing of resources and expertise and collaborations on educational programs and initiatives.
    • Access to resources: they can provide access to a wide range of resources, including research facilities, academic journals and funding opportunities. This can be especially beneficial for smaller or less well-resourced universities, which may not have the same level of access to resources as larger and more established institutions.
    • Quality assurance: membership in professional or industry organizations can provide a level of quality assurance for Universities, ensuring that they meet certain standards and requirements in terms of academic programs, research and student support services. However, membership in an organization does not necessarily imply a formal accreditation or quality assurance process for the University's programs.
    • Recognition and reputation: membership in prestigious or exclusive organizations can enhance the reputation and recognition of a university, both locally and internationally. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
    • Internationalization: memberships and affiliations can facilitate internationalization efforts, including student and faculty exchange programs, joint research initiatives and collaborations with international partners. This can help to broaden the global perspective of a university and provide opportunities for students and faculty to gain international experience and exposure.

    Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.

    Affiliations and Memberships

    uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Australian National University 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

    • Group of Eight (go8)
    • Universities Australia
    • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
    • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
    • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

    Academic Structure


    Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

    • Colleges
    • Faculties
    • Schools
    • Institutes
    • Academies
    • Departments
    • Divisions
    • Centers

    Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

    Academic Structure

    uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Australian National University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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    Social Media


    Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students?

    Here are some ways in which the official Australian National University's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:

    • Researching universities: social media can be a useful tool for researching universities that prospective students may be interested in attending. By following the Australian National University on social media, potential students can learn more about the university's culture, values, academic programs and campus life. They can also engage with current students and alumni to get a sense of their experiences and valuable perspectives from the inside.
    • Engagement with the University: social media allows the Australian National University to engage with prospective students by answering questions, sharing news and events and showcasing the university's offerings. Potential students can appraise how up-to-date and relevant is the content published through social media and how prompt and efficient the Australian National University is in answering their queries.

    Overall, social media can provide valuable insights to prospective students and other stakeholders into the Australian National University's profile and level of engagement.

    Social Media

    uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Australian National University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

    Facebook Facebook

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    Twitter Twitter

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    LinkedIn LinkedIn

    Australian National University's main LinkedIn profile

    TikTok TikTok


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    Video Presentation

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